I've done NaNo a couple of times. As a writer, I discovered a lot about myself and my story. You discover if you have endurance or not. Yes, endurance, not how long you can run before you succumb to muscle fatigue but how long can you sit in a chair before you become numb from the waist down?
The next thing you discover is whether you prefer M & M's or Reese's pieces and cola or coffee? Remember you are pushing to write as many words as you can each day so stopping for food slows you down.
The hardest thing for me to discover was that the family could actually operate without Mommy. This is both a blessing and a curse. It's great that I've raised the kids to be self-sufficient but it hurts my feelings that they are.
So Jill, here are some other questions to ask the authors of your panel.
- M & M's or Reese's Pieces, cola or coffee?
- Are you prepared for your characters to veer off your storyboard and go their own way?
- Food, do you have your freezer full of quick to cook meals?
Have fun and good luck to all participating in this year's NaNo.